Paul H. Aloe

Paul H. Aloe chairs the firm’s litigation and bankruptcy departments. His practice focuses on commercial litigation and trial practice, corporate bankruptcy, real estate and land use issues, constitution issues and corporate issues. In bankruptcy, he has a focus on small business reorganizations.

He is the past chair of the New York State Bar Association Committee on Civil Practice Law and Rules, was a member of the North Hempstead Zoning Board of Appeals for approximately twenty years. He has help craft numerous provisions of New York’s Civil Practice Law and Rules. Mr. Aloe handles a wide variety of litigation in both state and federal court, with a focus on commercial cases, and takes on many difficult litigation problems that at first blush may seem impossible to solve. While Mr. Aloe has no hesitancy to take a case to trial or pursue an appeal, he also recognizes that cost is often a significant factor in litigation and, where possible, maps out a strategy for prompt and efficient resolution of cases either through motion practice or negotiation. A significant portion of Mr. Aloe’s practice is focused on bankruptcy and corporate restructuring law, with a particular focus on the successful restructuring of closely held businesses. In addition, Mr. Aloe has handled groundbreaking cases concerning bankruptcy law dealing with cutting edge bankruptcy issues in numerous appellate courts. His practice also focuses on difficult bankruptcy litigations. Mr. Aloe has also handled a number of high profile employment related cases, including cases brought by the American Civil Liberties Union, the NAACP Legal Defense Fund Inc., and the EEOC. He has also represented high profile figures in sports law disputes. On the employment side, he has handled significant employment class action suits, including In re: Michael Stapleton Associates Ltd. Employment Litigation, in which the firm secured a $14.5M recovery for hundreds of security dog handlers. Mr. Aloe was the author of the Syracuse Law Review annual civil practice review from 1996  through 2010 as well as numerous New York Law Journal Articles, and  has been an editor of Weinstein-Korn-Miller, New York Practice. Mr. Aloe holds an AV rating from Martindale Hubble and has been named a Super Lawyer by Thompson Reuters. Mr. Aloe is an accomplished triathlete and marathoner, having completed over 70 marathons, is a New York City Marathon Streaker (26 New York City Marathons) and has completed 10 Ironman triathlons.


Internet Guide for Lawyers (Published by New York Bar Association)

Editorial Board, Weinstein-Korn-Miller

Note, “Justiciability and the Limits of Presidential Foreign Policy Power,” Vol. 11, issue I, Hofstra Law Review

 New Commencement by Filing Law: A Practitioner’s Survival Guide,” New York Law Journal, June 26, 1992

“Rethinking New York’s Summary Judgment Procedures,” 65 New York State Bar Journal, May/June 1993

“Civil Practice,” 47 Syracuse Law Review 1997; “Civil Practice,” “Civil Practice,” 48 Syracuse Law Review 1998; “Civil Practice,” 49 Syracuse Law Review 1999; “Civil Practice,”50 Syracuse Law Review 2000; “Civil Practice,” 51 Syracuse Law Review 2001; “Civil Practice,” 52 Syracuse Law Review 2002; “Civil Practice,” 53 Syracuse Law Review 2003; “Civil Practice,” 54 Syracuse Law Review 2004; “Civil Practice,” 55 Syracuse Law Review 2005’, Civil Practice,” 55 Syracuse Law Review 2006; Civil Practice,” 56 Syracuse Law Review 2008; “Civil Practice,” 57 Syracuse Law Review 2009; “Civil Practice,” “Civil Practice,” 58 Syracuse Law Review 2010

Bankruptcy, a Lifeline for Restaurants, Total Food Service, Nov. 2021

Bankruptcy, an Unexpected Lifeline, The National Provisioner, Oct 2021

Sampling of Cases

In re Michael Stapleton Associates Ltd.  Lead counsel in nationwide class action for underpayment of wages to security K9 handlers

Weiboldt Stores v. Schotenstein, whether leveraged buyout of a public company subjects shareholders to avoidance liability where company thereafter files bankruptcy

Trump v. Riklis. Defending Billionaire Against Trump effort to pierce corporate veil

Matter of Arbitration between Bret Ackerman and Odeon Capital Group. Finera Award for MBS Broker

Securities Investor Protection Group v. Bernard Madoff Inv. Securities. Defending Madoff securities customers against Trustee clawback claims

In Re Cruisephone. Represented Chapter 11 debtor in restructuring, successful sale of assets

In Re Blades Board and Skate, LLC. Represented Chapter 11 retailer in reorganization in face of hostile secured lender

In Re CSI Incorporated, Repreented Chapter 11 debtor with respect to high tech equipment located in major sports stadiums

San Juan Music Group, LTD and Catalogue Music, LTD., Represented party holding music rights in seller’s bankruptcy

In re Brunswick Hospital., represented principle secured lender in hospital Chapter 11

Whitney Info v. Weiss. Variety of suits in different states and different companies, including RICO and defamation over failed hotel project in Costa Rica

Phifer v. City of New York, Civil Rights Suit against child protection agency

In Re Lionel Leisure, Inc. Second Circuit case, effect of bankruptcy on commercial mechanics liens

In Re Celotex, Represented major asbestos defendant in claim for indemnification with respect to asbestos liability

Rapid-American Corporation Litigation. Represented asbestos defendant throughout United States with respect to personal jurisdiction issues

Haberman v. Zoning Bd. of Appeals of City of Long Beach. Representing City Zoning Board and its members in claim for violating developer’s constitutional rights

Matter of Hutterian Brethren in New York, Inc. v Town of Hunter, religious tax exemptions

Wall v. Altium Group, LLC. (Third Circuit Court of Appeals). Liability of party selling structured settlement contract where the underlying contract was fraudulently transferred

World Wide Power Industries, Inc. v. Azzara, right of selling shareholder to compete with corporation where bank of corporation exercises right to direct no payments to previous shareholder

McCrory Corp. v. Fowler,  employment civil rights

In re Mid-Atlantic Handling Systems, LLC, Chapter 11 counsel major forklift dealer in Chapter 11 reorganization

MILMIC Doctor Litigation. Represented doctors in a multitude of suits concerning entitlement to proceeds of demutualization of medical malpractice insurer

Poses v. Simons. Represented defendants in theft of trade secrets case

Talbot v. Mariatte Corp. Represented company in securities law class action suit

Witte v. Zale Holding Corp, represented defendants in securities class action suit

Bluewater Funding, Inc. v. Palmer, First electronically filed case in the State of New York (11/22/2020)


George Washington University, with honors 1980, major in philosophy. Served as the president of the George Washington University Student Association.

Hofstra University School of Law, with honors, 1983. Graduated salutatorian. Served on the Hofstra Law Review as an associated editor and was the editor-in chief of the law school newspaper.


New York

New Jersey


United States Supreme Court

United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the Second, Third, Fourth, Seventh, and Eleventh Circuits

United States District Court for the Southern, Eastern, Northern and Western District of New York, United States District Court for the District of Connecticut, United States District Court for the Eastern and Western District of Pennsylvania, United States District Court for the District of Columbia, the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas